History and Purpose
The Swope Lectureship was established through a gift from Major Ianthe Swope in honor of her mother, Jane Hammer Swope. In keeping with her mother's vision, and recognizing their deeply held religious values as Methodists, Major Swope chose to establish an endowed lectureship at the University of Puget Sound to bring guest lecturers on the subject of faith, ethics, values or religion. The Jane Hammer Swope Lectureship is intended to promote broad discussions, critical thinking and ethical inquiry for nature of the mind and heart about matters of religion such as its role in public life, issues in contemporary spirituality, ethics and world religions.
One-to-Two per year, fall and spring
This year's Swope Endowed Lectureship will be Dr. Pamela Lightsey onThe Struggle for Rites: Invoking the Sacred Through LGBTQ Liberation.
October 25 at 7:30pm in Kilworth Memorial Chapel
Free tickets available at Wheelock Information Center,
253.879.3100, or online at tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Dave Wright, Chair, University Chaplain
Rachel DeMotts, Politics & Government
Stuart Smithers, Religion
Kristin Johnson, Science, Technology, & Society
Lisa Ferrari, Politics & Government
Keshreeyaji Oswal, '20
Helen Fickes, Administrative Contact